Featured speaker Deborah Haarsma

ONLINE: Christ and the Cosmos: The Universe Seen through the Eyes of Biblical Faith

Date and Time:March 02, 2021 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
Location:, Virtual, ,
Organizer:Regent College Interface

BioLogos President and Voices speaker Deborah Haarsma will present “Christ and the Cosmos: The Universe Seen through the Eyes of Biblical Faith” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM (PST). This event is free and open to the public.

“In the last century, modern astronomy has transformed our understanding of the universe, showing it to be incredibly vast, billions of years old, and continually developing. Astronomer Deborah Haarsma will give a visual tour of the cosmos while pondering recent discoveries from the perspective of Christian faith. The scriptures emphasize that the creation of the universe was not only the work of God the Father but also of God the Son: ‘In him all things were made’ (John 1:3). Some see an inherent conflict between the scientific portrait of the universe and the scriptural one, as if only one can be true. Yet by considering science as the investigation of God’s creation, we gain a deeper appreciation of the wonders of the universe, new insights into God’s providential work and the person of Christ, and a deeper understanding of the significance of humans in the cosmos.”

Be sure to check two additional talks by Dr. Haarsma, hosted by Regent College:

“Christian Ministry in Pandemic Times” on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST) (more information)

“One Human Family: Christian Reflections on Racism and Science” on March 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM (PST) (more information)

These events are hosted by Regent College Interface.

Featured speaker

Deb Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma is President of BioLogos. She is an astronomer and frequent speaker on modern science and Christian faith at research universities, churches, and public venues like the National Press Club. Her work appears in several recent books, including Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Design and Christ and the Created Order.  She wrote the book Origins with her husband and fellow physicist, Loren Haarsma, presenting the agreements and disagreements among Christians regarding the history of life and the universe.  She edited the anthology Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church with Rev. Scott Hoezee. Previously, Haarsma served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin University. She is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. She has studied large galaxies, galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit.  Haarsma completed her doctoral work in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate work in physics and music at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She and Loren enjoy science fiction and classical music, and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.